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the border. that we need to increase manpower, that we need to increase technology, that we need to fix the problem. in a post 9/11 world i think it does not make sense we do not know the criminal history in the background of those coming in, and i think there is wide agreement that we should fix that, including the problem of visa overstays. i think there is likewise wide bipartisan agreement that we need to improve legal immigration, that we need to streamline it, that we need to reduce the bureaucracy, reduce the red tape, reduce the waiting periods. one of the things all three of the witnesses have talked about today are the difficulties h-2a h-2a of the existing h-2a system and having the system work. and one reason we see illegal immigration at the levels we do is because our legal immigration system is not working effectively. and i think we should all be champions of legal immigrants making the system work, and not just welcoming but celebrating illegal immigrants -- legal immigrants. i think if we are going to see an immigration reform bill pass, that should be the focus of the
. these assault weapons on our streets, near schools, the only technology that should be near a child in a school should be a computer, not a gun. special those that have the magazines that only belong on the battlefield of our country and could have been purchased without criminal background checks. you have to be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to put together a coalition that can successfully pass that kind of legislation. >> but in terms of the political tactics that are not working in washington. is there something you could dow to prevent the stalling tactics. >> i would like to follow-up if i could. most people know my background and a few years back -- well, more than a few years back my cousin brian was gunned down where we grew up. aknow what it is like to have family member killed by gun violence. i think that far too many families know that feeling. there is a lot of families out there suffering from that loss. we met with some last night at a orum over in dorchester. i think if those member opposite the u.s. senate that rejected that proposal had a sense of what u.s. was like --
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